Category Archives: Faith

“Trevor” (Bruno Mars Parody): Trevor Linden at St. Paul School, Richmond

On June 12, Canucks president Trevor Linden surprised St. Paul School principal Mrs. Moorehead at a special assembly organized by the outgoing grade 7 class and their teacher Mrs. Espinosa.

As part of the assembly, the talented grade 7 students performed “Trevor”, a parody of Bruno Mars’ hit song “Treasure”.

Kudos to singers Anna, Sophia, Sharlene, and Renai for crushing the song. As well, to Eldric, Matthew, Joshua, and Mr. Kelly for the great instrumentation.

Thanks to Mrs. Dela Rosa for the footage.

Lastly, a big thanks to the Canucks organization, Trevor Linden, and FIN for making the morning so memorable.

Bad Joke Telling with Archbishop J. Michael Miller

While Archbishop Michael has a lot of serious responsibilities, I’m blessed to see his lighter side in working with him on a regular basis.

Thus, I was thrilled when he agreed to face off with me in a Bad Joke Telling contest.

See who prevails in this ultimate showdown.

Music: http://www.bensound.com

Trust

Trust.

It’s usually earned and it’s rarely given freely.

I’ve been blessed to speak to 4 different audiences in the past week: an elementary school leadership day, a Confirmation retreat, a grade 11 retreat, and a Reverence 4 Life mini-conference. While it has made for a couple of late nights (both in preparation and catching up on work), it has certainly been worth it. Continue reading Trust

Making the Most out of Lent

“Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.” (Hebrews 13:16)

Ask someone what he might be doing for Lent, and you’ll likely get responses along the lines of:  “I’m giving up Facebook” or “I’m giving up eating chocolate.”

Granted, these may be noble notions on their own, but people – young and old – often get too caught up in what they might be “giving up” for Lent instead of why they are doing it.

Continue reading Making the Most out of Lent

24-7 Rise Up CCO (Parody of Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic)

“I’m a youth minister, got no money in my pocket!”
 
Here’s the opening to my talk at CCO’s Rise Up Conference last December: it’s a parody of Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic”.
 
Thanks to Sheena June, Rebecca Bilodeau, Joseph San Jose, Matt Vetter, Jason McBurney, and Andrew Maledy for helping me out with this – some of their facial expressions are hilarious…especially Joe’s.
 
Audio and clean video footage courtesy of Catholic Christian Outreach from the December 2016 Rise Up Conference.  Faraway footage courtesy of my lovely wife haha.